'Chilling Effect' Testimony Pared In Manning Sentencing

Law360, Washington (August 7, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A military judge on Wednesday nixed the government's attempts to show U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's release of government secrets to WikiLeaks caused a long-term “chilling effect” on U.S. foreign relations, saying she will only consider the immediate aftermath, according to the group funding Manning's defense.

During Manning's ongoing sentencing hearing, Army Col. Denise Lind limited the testimony of Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy by ruling his claims that Manning's actions continue to affect U.S. foreign relations and diplomatic reporting by stymieing...
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